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HMS Superb on the Rocks

 

A British nuclear-powered submarine has been damaged after hitting rocks in the Red Sea. HMS Superb hit an underwater pinnacle 80 miles south of Suez and damaged its sonar equipment, forcing it to surface.

Superb, a Swiftsure-class attack submarine with a crew of 112, based at Faslane, hit an underwater pinnacle 80 miles south of Suez.
None of the crew was hurt and the submarine is watertight, a Ministry of Defence spokesman said.

A full investigation is under way and a Board of Inquiry will follow.

Navy chiefs have launched an investigation after a watchman was caught drinking lager and sleeping on the job on a nuclear submarine which crashed into rocks. The Ministry of Defence said the incident on board HMS Superb was not connected to the accident in the Red Sea last week. It came to light after mobile phone footage obtained by the Sun newspaper showed a commander warning crew about safety breaches several months ago.

A British nuclear-powered submarine has been damaged after hitting rocks in the Red Sea. HMS Superb hit an underwater pinnacle 80 miles south of Suez and damaged its sonar equipment, forcing it to surface.

Superb, a Swiftsure-class attack submarine with a crew of 112, based at Faslane, hit an underwater pinnacle 80 miles south of Suez.
None of the crew was hurt and the submarine is watertight, a Ministry of Defence spokesman said.

A full investigation is under way and a Board of Inquiry will follow.

Navy chiefs have launched an investigation after a watchman was caught drinking lager and sleeping on the job on a nuclear submarine which crashed into rocks. The Ministry of Defence said the incident on board HMS Superb was not connected to the accident in the Red Sea last week. It came to light after mobile phone footage obtained by the Sun newspaper showed a commander warning crew about safety breaches several months ago.

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